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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:32 am    Post subject: Who unloads the tractor? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a dumb question, I looked through the first 10 pages or so and didn't see an answer. When my tractor shows up on the truck/trailer, who has to actually drive it off? Me or the driver?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:55 am    Post subject: Re: Who unloads the tractor? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Contact Delivery agent. Liability upon receiving CM
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:05 am    Post subject: Re: Who unloads the tractor? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The person delivering it, because they are responsible for it until it is off their truck/trailer. Also if something were to happen during unloading if you unloaded it and caused damage to their vehicle, they could hold YOU responsible for it. BUT, as someone else stated check with the delivery agent and get it on paper and signed by them just to cover yourself.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:06 am    Post subject: Re: Who unloads the tractor? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks all! Driver asked me if I wanted to do it and I told him all the insurance was on his end so it made more sense for him to do it. Turns out it was a bear to get it started, but once it started he drove it right off no problem.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Who unloads the tractor? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The carrier/driver is liable till the consignee signs the bill of lading. If there is damage not marked on the bill of lading at pickup and there is damage on the item the driver is on the hook for that too. Always take pictures before loading and after loading and again at delivery. Pictures saved me more than once that way. Shipper signed bill for damage at loaded has also a few times.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2021 6:39 am    Post subject: Re: Who unloads the tractor? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I had a truck shipped to me last year. The semi driver unloaded it (I never got to see how a double deck auto trailer worked before, that was neat), I paid him and off I went.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2021 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Who unloads the tractor? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That can depend. At one time I worked for a dealership. We loaded/unloaded all equipment. As a rule, outside drivers did not move equipment on our lot.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Who unloads the tractor? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Well depends on the driver and carrier . When i went back on the road running a RGN i started hauling brand new Gradall's from the factory , the first four they had a guy that is all he did was load you . Then one day he was swamped with loads to get out and said he might not get me loaded and i may have to come back the next day . Told him i am here now and i can load myself if i have to but i am leaving with my load and it will be setting on the dealers lot when the sun comes up . He got all excited and said you can load yourself here let me show you what one your taking the keys are in it and once you get it loaded i have two extra boxes that go with it setting over there and i will put them on after your hooked back up and chained down . From that day on i could go in at any day or hour of the day and self load and go . Same deal with Keen off the docks in Baltimore . Went to load and excavator one day and i did not get to the docks before noon and here they had one guy running around loading fifty trucks and he told me he could not get to me that day and come back in the morning . Nope i am not spending the night in Baltimore and once i go out that gate i am NOT coming back and besides i have to be twenty miles WEST of the belt way before three PM and since your so busy i can load myself and be out of here in 30 min. And i get oh you can load yourself yep i can run and excavator He showed me what one i was suppose to get run it up to the truck and broke the truck down and put it on the trailer first shot hooked up threw chains and was headed out the gate in 25 min. and was back in Ohio before the sun went down .
 
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